I Need to Be Braver

Whether you want to or not, you know you need to be. 176 People

    I don't care about my curly thick hair,

    I don't care about my non model like body, I don't care about my pale skin, I thought I did, but I don't... I want to be brave, I want to standup to people, I want to say what I am thinking in my head but I can't because I am afraid of what they'll say... I'm afraid of the...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2014

    Just took a step towards having a job by

    calling two...not one but TWO! (so happy) recruiting agencies to inquire about available jobs here in Japan. Normally I'd avoid the phone like the plague, but today I took a "what the hell" approach and called. And well I thought "If I did this earlier I could've gotten a job...
    migs1910 migs1910
    26-30, M
    Aug 19, 2014

    I was 14 when I was diagnosed with social

    anxiety. As a young child, I spoke to no one but my family, and that is where it developed, as I grew older I started to realise I was a but socially awkward, then by the time I was 14 I had the people I saw at school living in my head, screaming at me, not yelling... SCREAMING...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2015

    Because Without, Suffering Will Be Worse

    This is so hard to admit. I don't make friends, because i'm too afraid of being hurt. I don't open up, because i'm too afraid of being hurt. I don't love myself, because i'm too afraid of being hurt by myself. I don't face my own horrors from the past, because i'm too afraid...
    DutchPerson DutchPerson
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2009

    In my early years of high school I fell

    for this guy. Typical 16 year old right? well, we were friends, but I guess I thought of him as more. It didn't end how I imagined it to end when daydreaming in 3 period English class. But it did end. And that's ok, be uses its apart of growing up. Girls and boys please remember...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    Mar 1

    I need to just suck it up

    and tell my family and friends what's been on my chest for the last 15 years
    deleted deleted
    Nov 8, 2015

    Well, we came this far,

    but i want to keep going, i want more, i always do, you can go on about how horrible i am for always wanting, but i know theres more than this. Is this the finish line? What if i won? Mansion, perfect husband, money... Its not different than loosing (poor, apartment, single) cos...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    I Created This Group

    The person I am now does not "need to be braver." I have grown so much. When I look back at the person who created this group a little over two years ago, I can't help but smile. I somewhat remember that younger self, it's like looking at a different person.I've been meaning to...
    TheThird TheThird
    Mar 2, 2012

    I take a deep breath.

    I hold in my fear, I strain back my tears, I let my memories loose as they run free threw my mind, emotions rushing within my body, changing my inner thoughts instantly, my past has given me hope, hope for the future, hope for life. It has given me great strength to never give...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    Mar 13, 2015

    I wish I was braver. People think I am,

    since I'm not really truly scared of danger. I do have those times where the dark bothers me but it's not truly fear. I defend other people, and I'm constantly finding courage to conquer my weaknesses. Then WHY do I let people walk all over me? If u can do it for a friend why...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2015

    Lately I have been more risk taking,

    I usually hesitate for many things but... Now I see... There is nothing to be afraid of, it's all in our head. I want to be brave, God had given me the ability to be brave and all along it was within myself, if we seek something it is always within us. People who don't have...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    Nov 6, 2014

    Scared Of A Shadow

    I get so scared in the easiest ways. It is normal for my family but i just don't like it.  I am at times scared of my own shadow and on top of it all my dad likes to scare me. Worst part of it is that I am scared to death of clowns! I know for sure that I need to be braver and...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 13, 2012

    I Think It Might Be Right There In Front of Me

    I think I have never really followed my heart.  I took my feelings into consideration of course, but mainly I would analyze, reason, etc. I think maybe the primary reason I haven't been fulfilled in a certain area of my life is because I didn't go with my feelings.  I...
    TheThird TheThird
    1 Response Aug 8, 2009

    People think i am brave,

    truth is i'm not, nobody has seen me cry, but family and 2 friends, i stand up for the weak and i don't back down, i'm am not who most people think i am.
    NightShadow2001 NightShadow2001
    13-15, F
    Mar 25, 2014

    On With A Heavy Heart

    There were always times like these. All of a sudden something will trigger that veil of loneliness that I try so hard to overlook by occupying myself with so many things. They say having a peace a peace of a mind is one of the greatest thing a person can have because with it; you...
    louisenicole louisenicole
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

    I feel it in my heart

    but how do I put it to words? Is it even possible? How do I explain the way you make me feel, sometimes, you make me feel so low I can't even open my mouth, or even think. My body feels dead, but my heart keeps beating, beating blood & pain. Maybe you expect this from your arch...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6
    18-21, F
    Oct 6, 2015

    A Dreamy Victory

    I had a victory in last night's dream; hopefully it will manifest in waking life.  I was on a sidewalk somewhere.  For some reason a lion is standing about 12 feet away.  It sees me and begins to run towards me.  It is becoming aggressive and intends to...
    TheThird TheThird
    1 Response Aug 29, 2009
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